Fiona Bruce contributed to yesterday's debate in the House of Commons marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2021.
Speaking out for those suffering gross human rights abuses in North Korea Fiona said;
"While comparisons with the holocaust should never be made lightly, the suffering of at least 200,000 North Koreans in Kim Jong-un’s prison camps, many of them prisoners of conscience, is not dissimilar from that in Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen or Stalin’s gulag. The only difference with North Korea is that the incarceration, atrocities and absolute totalitarian repression have continued there for longer—for decades."
Fiona used her speech to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides commenting;
"The voice that matters in this debate is that of the victims and survivors, to whom I pay tribute. One such is the North Korean escapee Timothy Cho, who not long ago worked as an intern in my office for a year. His hope and enthusiasm for democracy, freedom and the rule of law to be present in his home country is inspirational. We owe it to him and to the victims and remaining survivors of the holocaust and other genocides, however difficult the challenge, not to ignore human rights violations across the globe, including those in North Korea today."
To read Fiona's full speech, click here.
The full Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 debate can be accessed here.